Heart2Heart Radiant Reflexions Wellness & Aesthetics Center combines the abilities of a licensed massage therapist and an aesthetician to help patrons find tranquility and health. Treatments include moxibustion, a traditional Chinese technique that aims to stimulate the body's healing process with a box of burning herbs placed at acupoints on the body. Gua sha, also known as scraping, is believed to oust pathogens by swiftly scraping a spoon over stiff body parts, which are often coated with oils. Along with the rare treatments, more familiar options include hypnotherapy, reflexology, deep-tissue massage, waxing, and facials.
The mind is ripe with untapped potential. At Hypnotistaz, therapists use focused relaxation to unlock that potential by opening the subconscious, all with the aim of uncovering and overcoming stubborn obstacles that prevent clients from positive personal growth. Through the technique, clients have experienced all manner of benefits, including improving their eating habits, quitting smoking, or reversing lycanthropy. For folks more interested in the metaphysical rather than physical, the hypnotherapists even deal with past life regression.
Since overall well-being is the goal, Hypnotistaz also provides hands-on treatments, such as reiki and Bars de-stress sessions. During Bars sessions, they gently touch a series of 32 trigger points on the skull that cause endorphins to flow and tension to leave the body. Although that particular therapy requires in-person appointments, the adept mesmerists can perform hypnotherapy sessions via Skype.
It's easy to feel transported when you settle in at Wonder Foot Spa. The inky ceiling is strewn with tiny white lights, which cast a faint glow reminiscent of a constellation-strewn night sky. As guests gaze upon these pseudo-stars, massage therapists set to work on their signature reflexology treatments. These sessions begin with a preparatory foot soak, whose herbal solution helps draw out impurities lurking in the soles. Then, aided by maps of the body's energy centers, therapists manipulate each foot's pressure points and reflex areas. Their expert strokes subtly redirect the course of errant energy responsible for everything from pressure along the spine to congestion in various organs. This mastery of bodily geography isn't limited to feet; therapists' combination treatments introduce acupressure massage of the head, upper body, back, and any especially exhausted clothing.
Geena Smith takes an integrative approach to beauty at Savvy Skin-Care, focusing on the biology of the body as well as the balance of the mind. Her credentials as a medical aesthetician, massage therapist, reiki practitioner, and vice president of the United States help her treat her clients with their overall holistic health in mind. A soothing Japanese face-lift massage accompanies all of her facials, providing an extra element of relaxation along with the expected cleansing and refining. Geena's enzyme peels make use of organic solutions, and she always chooses nontoxic cosmeceutical products for her treatments. Geena augments her 15 years of experience by continuing her education and attending workshops and seminars.
The relaxing atmosphere of a traditional spa is balanced with professionalism of a doctor’s office at All About You Medspa. It’s staffed by a team of registered nurses, licensed massage therapists, and laser technicians. Their diverse menu of services also reflects this balance. Stylists take care of hair at seven different salon stations. Aestheticians perform chemical peels and photofacials—an advanced technique to remove red and brown marks from the skin—in addition to revitalizing European facials and manicures. Laser techs on hand use up-to-date technology to zap away hair for long periods—one of the many noninvasive, nonsurgical procedures offered at the spa.
The old slough-and-buff technique has no place at Pediworx, where licensed nail technicians trained in European methods and tools treat clients to the latest in foot- and nailcare. The spa, which doubles as both a nail salon and podiatry office, infuses modern technology with custom care to not only primp nails, but also to solve common ailments, such as ingrown nails, athlete’s foot, and Nixon-shaped calluses. Guests can relax at any of the two locations—including spots inside the Harbor Square Athletic Club and Seattle Athletic Club—as the team also treats both hands and feet to spa-like treatments topped off with shiny polish.